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Anna’s Notebook, 1925. Collars, Pt. 1

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared some of this 1920s pattern drafting notebook, so here’s the next bunch of images, the first of three posts of collar designs.  If you’ve missed the earlier posts of this notebook you can … Continue reading

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Up and Doing- Sportswear, 1937

Today we’ve got a beautiful page of images from the 1937 Montgomery Wards Spring and Summer catalog.  I bought this for my husband as an early birthday present, but could not help stealing it to put this image up on … Continue reading

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Colorful, Practical Playwear- 1946

How’s your summer sewing going?  Or summer shopping?  I still need a few pairs of shorts and I am in love with the cut of the yellow ones above, combined with the cute tropical tie top (kind of looks like … Continue reading

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Thrift Score!

As much fun as it is to sew, sometimes it’s really nice to have an already made outfit!  When I’ve got a bit of a shopping bug I usually go out and hit the thrift shops. Thrifting has made a … Continue reading

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New Pattern! Palisades 1940s Wrap Dress

It’s new pattern time!  Introducing Palisades, a 1940s Wrap Dress Pattern. Palisades is a mid 1940s wrap dress inspired by an original vintage pattern but with improved fit, illustrated step-by-step instructions, and cutting layouts for 45″ wide fabrics. This dress … Continue reading

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Summer Wardrobe from Three Patterns

Welcome to Summer!  Do the warm weather months ahead have you scratching your head on what to wear?  I know I am looking at my closet and seeing more need of warm weather clothing. A while ago Kathy of GoForKat … Continue reading

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>Can you help me? What is the Origin of this Vintage Ensemble?

> I got this set with a vintage 1930s evening gown last year and it’s a bit of a quandary to me.  As far as I was told the lady who owned these was the wife of a naval officer … Continue reading

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>Vintage and Antique Clothing and Hats on Ebay

> Hi! I’ve been listing things on Ebay and am going to try to keep adding things this week!  Time for some Spring cleaning 🙂  I’ve got lots of vintage hats ending within the next day or two and just … Continue reading

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>New comment system

>Hi all!I’ve integrated a new comment system on the blog.  I’ve got it all figured out now, but I lost one comment as I switched between systems 😦  Sorry!!Hopefully this new system will work better 🙂  We can actually reply … Continue reading

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>Updates in Pattern Land

>Hi All! I just wanted to do a quick update on direction and whatnot with the Wearing History patterns.First up, I’ve got two I’m working on that are really cute- one mid 30s and one later 30s.  I think you’ll … Continue reading

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